Impossible. by Nancy Werlin. Seventeen-year-old Lucy Scarborough appears to lead a normal life. She is a junior in high school, runs track. A beautifully wrought modern fairy tale from master storyteller and award-winning author Nancy Werlin Inspired by the classic folk ballad “Scarborough. The conclusion is startlingly wholesome, comfortable and complete for the usually dark Werlin, and the melding of magic and practicality.

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Due to the fact that you’re dealing with an “elfin knight”, a centuries old curse, and seemingly impossible tasks to complete, I would have enjoyed the novel more had it rested more heavily on the fantasy aspect and less on trying to fit it into a contemporary YA book.

With their help, she can do the task and believe she will not face the same fate.

The people did the reasearch, and she did part of the work. They made one with duct tape. I hate Mary Sues forever and ever.

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United States of America. Werlin’s adult application wdrlin the story wasn’t carried throughout. No one can accuse me of not being able to suspend my reality. I was expecting more folklore, mythology, or whatever. Preview — Impossible by Nancy Werlin. Her mother, however, is a crazy bag woman and the only redeemable part of the novel because there is a scene where crazy bum mom throws bottles from her cart at impossiblee daughter and it is laugh-out-loud funny.


Impossible by Nancy Werlin

Yes, there’s a rape in this book. Because when she resist to do abortion, I congratulate her.

Even when you are teenagers only getting married to do some legal loopholey shit to prepare for the Elfin Knight to try to use magic rape on your unborn child in the future? Without him Lucy probably wouldn’t have been able to have a real chance in defeating the curse. For me, the curse should not be explained in the description, it sucks the enjoyment out of most of the first half well, nearly of the book.

In fact, I have a rather mixed response to this book. The novel’s strength comes from the development of character relationships and how the people stand together to overcome this hardship. Sep 23, Jennifer Wardrip rated it it was amazing Shelves: I didn’t care for the story, and unfortunately cannot recommend it.

Faced with this new ‘understanding’ of the ballad, Werlin set about fleshing out their story; clearly, there impossibls once something between them, but something soured it. And after the prom, her entire world is different. Mar 12, Nikki rated it liked it Shelves: Lucy Scarborough has spent her life with her adoptive parents because her mother, Miranda, is insane. Part of this removed wrlin comes, I think, from the nature of the tales themselves.

Impossible presents another intriguing, unique plot from Nancy Werlin. Lucy seems one moment to be a typical teen, and the next, the victim of an ancient evil. I’ve heard many good things about Werlin’s other works, but “Impossible” received mixed reviews from my reading buddies.


The only way to break the curse was to complete three tasks described in the lyrics of the song. That made the story drag on. The switching back and forth of POVs sometimes even in the same paragraph is not handled well and is therefore at times annoying and at others, confusing.

Weeks after the prom, Lucy discovers she has followed in the footsteps of the Scarborough women and become a pregnant nzncy. Speaking of chapters, I got a little confused with all the shifting of point of views.

Impossible (Impossible, #1) by Nancy Werlin

If Lucy can complete three impossible tasks before her baby is born, she will be free, Miranda will be free, and the spirits of the Scarborough women who came before will finally be free imposible the Elfin Knight, who doesn’t relinquish what he believes is his for anything.

Don’t get me wrong though I really thought the story was original and delivered the message that with true love things can happen. The paranormal elements are scarce, leaving me to wonder if the author forgot impossible kind of story the blurb indicated.